Updated on August 29, 2018

Employee Data

The total number of employees in the Sony Group as of March 31, 2018 was approximately 117,300, a decrease of approximately 11,100 from March 31, 2017. Although there were increases in the financial services and picture segments, there was a large decrease in employees in the Electronics segment due to the transfer of the battery business. As a result of the splitting out of business units in recent years, the number of employees at Sony Corporation was approximately 2,400 as of March 31, 2018.

Breaking down employee numbers by business segment, the numbers as of March 31, 2018 stood at roughly 77,400 in the Electronics segment (about 65% of all Group employees), 11,400 in the Financial Services segment, 9,800 in the Pictures segment, and 8,200 in the Music segment.

Breaking down employee numbers by geographical area, Japan accounted for roughly 40% of all Group employees as of March 31, 2018, while locations outside Japan accounted for the other 60%. The Asia-Pacific region accounted for 20%, followed by the US (13%), the Mainland China and Hong Kong Region (10%), Europe (10%), and other areas (3%).

Composition of Sony Corporation's Executives (As of July 2, 2018)
Total Female Non-Japanese Nationals
Directors 12 2 (16.7 %) 2 (16.7 %)
President, Senior Executive Vice Presidents, Executive Vice Presidents, and Senior Vice Presidents 41 (1)*1 2 (4.9%) 5 (12.2%)
  • *1Number in parentheses refers to the number of people who concurrently serve as director.
  • For further information on the Board of Directors, see the Board of Directors page.
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